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The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend,…   Read Story »
They've already lent music to Game Of Thrones, Bob's Burgers, and Boardwalk Empire, and now the National are continuing their television dominance by appearing on the next episode of Mindy Kaling's…   Read Story »
The Hunger Games was a movie about children who are forced to fight each other to the death in an apocalyptic arena, for the entertainment of millions. The forthcoming sequel The Hunger Games:…   Read Story »
Bryce Dessner, one of the two twin brothers in the National, is the band member who studied music composition at Yale before going on to dour indie rock stardom. A few years ago, he arranged a new…   Read Story »
Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin…   Read Story »
The Nerdist puts out a ton of great podcasts, you know this, but what you may not know is that they just did a massive interview with Matt Berninger. It's as funny as always, and especially…   Read Story »
Every once in a while, the members of the National like to remind us that they do not just sit around morosely brooding all day, and it's always fun when that happens. Case in point: The video for…   Read Story »
Matt Berninger must have so many HBO coffee mugs in his house. First, Berninger's band the National recorded "The Rains Of Castamere" for HBO. And now Berninger has recorded another song for another…   Read Story »
The night before last, the National played on the big outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live, and one of the two songs they played was "This Is The Last Time," a slow simmer from their new album Trouble…   Read Story »
If you've been to a few big music festival in the past five or six years, you've probably seen the National play a huge outdoor stage like the one they played on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and…   Read Story »